floAuction - In-game auction software


There are no supported versions of floAuction v3.0.x higher than 3.0.4.

floAuction provides a powerful chat based auction system with many options to help control "spam" and scams and many customizable features making it perfect for any server. Help support development of floAuction: Donate

Notable Features!

floAuction has too many customizable features to reasonably put on the main page here, but here's a list of notable ones.

  • Full language customization, even (with the use of WhatIsIt) item names themselves.
  • Auction house, silent auctions, sealed auctions, countdown suppression, individual opting-out of all auctioning, and many other "spam" limiting features!
  • Reserves funds (i.e. removes them from the player account), ability to disable auctioning damaged and renamed items, full item details displayed, and other abuse and scam prevention features!
  • Percent of winnings or price per auction taxes, limits on max's and min's of different auction aspects, banned items list and other economy protection features!
  • And, finally ss of the release of floAuction version 3: Auction scopes. The ability to designate world grouping and create multiple auction houses, each with distinct language and config settings.

A list of main features, complete, in progress, planned and under consideration can be found here. Specific per-version history can be found here. And GitHub here.

Important Notes and Disclaimers

  • Before commenting, read the FAQ!
  • This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt, make sure they're installed if you want floAuction to work.
  • floAuction uses PluginMetrics to create pretty graphs and charts on mcstats.org. All the data uploaded to their site is impersonal data, including version numbers of your server and floAuction, hardware capabilities, and ip info. If you are uncomfortable with this, go into your /plugins/PluginMetrics folder, change the "opt-out" value to "true" and restart your server.
  • floAuction version 3 uses gravitylow's Updater functionality. You can disable it in floAuction's config.yml by setting "auto-update" to "false" or disable it for all plugins using that code in the /plugins/Updater/config.yml by setting "disabled" to "true". This Updater functionality contacts Bukkit's servers to determine if an update is available and installs it so.
  • The GitHub for version 2 has moved to 2.x.x-archive as it is no longer under active development. The 2.x.x branch on GitHub is temporarily being used to develop version 3.
  • A number of technical difficulties have corrupted floAuction versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.2, do not use these versions!


Send me a message if you know of any videos I missed here and I'll see about getting them added.


  • /auction - Main auction interface, use "/auction ?" in-game for more information, permissions vary per functionality. Requires permission "auction.bid":
  • /auc - Shortcut for "/auction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /sealedauction same syntax as "/auction" but forces sealed auction. (v2.6.0+)
  • /sauc - Shortcut for "/sealedauction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional. If [bid amount] is omitted, bid automatically becomes the current bid + minimum bid increment. In sealed auctions, [bid amount] is required and [max bid] is ignored.


  • auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.
  • auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.
  • auction.admin - Allows administrative functions including cancelling current auctions, suspending player's auction capability, pausing and restarting auctions. (default: op)

Setup and Configuration

This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt.

Click here to view a detailed list of all config options for floAuction version 2 and how to use them. As of the release of floAuction 3, floAuction 2 will no longer be supported. floAuction 3 has all the features that version 2 has, plus more!

Click here to see detailed configuration and setup details for floAuction 3. It is multiple pages, but if you take the time to go through it, you will discover that floAuction is by far the most powerful auction plugin available for Minecraft.

Development Participation

I sometimes upload development or "alpha" versions of my plugin to a folder on my own website. If you would like to participate in helping me make sure these major changes have been well tested before I make an official release here on Bukkit, feel free to visit http://www.flobi.com/projects/floAuction/files/ and download the most recent version available on that site. Read the readme file there before participating. I recommend against using any of these files for any server where you need to guarantee up-time or functionality, but only on development or test servers. If you choose to use these against this recommendation, do so at your own risk (though technically it's your own risk in any case, lol, I'm not guaranteeing anything).




Sometimes I post development stuff here: https://twitter.com/flobiKenobi

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  • Avatar of Villaovi Villaovi Oct 14, 2015 at 20:59 UTC - 0 likes

    So I installed most recent floAuction, Vault and WhatIsIt. I have given necessary permissions. Then I started making changes to config.yml, but everytime I make changes to config file and reload it, it reverts to defaul config:

    plugin-channel: world_info inform-player: false encoding: UTF-8

    So what I'm missing here?

  • Avatar of DatHungryDonut DatHungryDonut Oct 11, 2015 at 23:07 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I show the items real name. I am having trouble with named items just being called by their item Id names and not their given names

  • Avatar of AnarchyPVPServer AnarchyPVPServer Aug 27, 2015 at 15:00 UTC - 0 likes

    I really feel like a version of this plugin or an option in the config to automatically display the auction info without players having to do "/auc i" would be extremely useful. Please PM me your Skype so we can talk further.

    Last edited Aug 27, 2015 by AnarchyPVPServer: Change is good
  • Avatar of LHammonds LHammonds Aug 09, 2015 at 12:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for creating and sharing. floAuction 3.1.0 works on Spigot 1.8.8.


    Website: HammondsLegacy.enjin.com

    Minecraft Server: HammondsLegacy.com

  • Avatar of PgBiel PgBiel Jul 21, 2015 at 00:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @ZombieAssKiller: Go

    Is that trustable?

  • Avatar of TheSlimeMan2 TheSlimeMan2 Jul 07, 2015 at 16:24 UTC - 2 likes

    is there a way to have lore show up when it's being auctioned and not only when you do /auc info?

  • Avatar of ZombieAssKiller ZombieAssKiller Jun 26, 2015 at 19:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Guys, i have developed an unofficial update to floAuctions,


    Customization of every message that a player can receive.

    Options for using localized auctions so auction houses can be created.

    When an auction is bid on money is removed from a player's account along with the ability to disable auction of damaged and renamed items if you so choose to.

    Auction queue GUI, you are able to see all auctions that are queued in a GUI.

    Integration with SilkSpawners to allow spawners to be auctioned.


    /auction - Main auction command do /auction help for more information.

    /auc - Short for /auction.

    /sealedauction - Creates a sealed auction where bids are not shown to other players.

    /sauc - Shortcut for /sealedauction

    /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional.


    auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.

    auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.

    auction.admin - Allows admins to cancel auctions along with a variety of other features.

    Setup and Configuration

    This plugin requires Vault and does not require WhatIsIt unlike the original version of floAuction.

    In this update I Fixed :

    Sealed auction bug that allowed player's to bid over their max amount of money.

    Auction queue gui - Auctioned items show up in a inventory so users can see what is currently queued. To view the auction queue use /auc queue.

    All use of guava is removed so it should work if there are any changes to the guava version such as when spigot 1.8 was released.

    WhatIsIt is no longer needed, item names are found in the names.yml that is generated.

    Integration with SilkSpawners to show a mobspawner's type of animal.

    To Download:



    Please note I am not the original developer of floAuction I am just continuing the plugin in good faith since it is licensed under GPLv3. Feel free to make any changes, fork it etc as long as it lands in the confines of the original license. If you want to look at the original fork of floAuctions it can be found here: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/floauction/

    Last edited Jun 26, 2015 by ZombieAssKiller
  • Avatar of MedicOP123 MedicOP123 Jun 24, 2015 at 08:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Why the fuck would you leave a download open that has a critical infinity money bug in it? My economy is completely ruined because of this bug.

    Remove all versions prior to v3.1.0 off the site immediately.

    Last edited Jun 24, 2015 by MedicOP123
  • Avatar of andris15 andris15 Jun 23, 2015 at 11:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello! I want to tell you that I found a BUG,and whoever uses this BUG,he can get infinite amount of money.

    When a player types in this command: /sauc start 1 1 100 120, and with another account he bids to that auction. He can bid more ammount of money,than he normally has on his account.

    When the auction is over,he gets all of the money,that was bugged. Players can get Millions,or Billions with this BUG.

  • Avatar of ergenta ergenta Jun 20, 2015 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you!

    Last edited Jun 20, 2015 by ergenta


Date created
Mar 30, 2012
Last update
May 19, 2015
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